Shakti – Natural Elements

Album Information:

Released in 1977 on CBS Records

Recorded in Geneva, Switzerland in 1977

Produced by John McLaughlin

Format: LP, Promo

Musicians:


Description:

In this energizing exploration of Hindustani classical music from a jazz perspective, John McLaughlin joins a virtuosic trio of Indian musicians who inspire some of the most impassioned and impressive playing of his career. His acoustic guitar shredding veers close to the bendy sounds of the sitar and fits nicely with the dense web of percussion created by Vikku Vinayakram and Zakir Hussain. Violinist Lakshiminarayana Shankar’s emotive themes and fiery solos make him a perfect foil to McLaughlin.

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